Resorts Atlantic City celebrates 40 years of rolling to win

Even for a guy who arguably placed the biggest bet in Atlantic City history, Jim Crosby never considered himself a gambler.

Yes, his company – Resorts International, formerly Mary Carter Paints – owned a small casino resort on Paradise Island in Nassau, the Bahamas.

And yes, he bet $150,000 of his company’s money right up front to provide the single biggest infusion of cash to Atlantic City’s 1976 statewide campaign asking voters to approve casinos for Atlantic City.